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Attenuate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Attenuate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Attenuate [ a.]
- Alt. of Attenuated
2 . Attenuate [ v. i.]
- To become thin, slender, or fine; to grow less; to lessen.
3 . Attenuate [ v. t.]
- To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.
- To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.
- To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.

Meaning of 'Attenuate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . attenuate [ s]
Meaning (1):
- reduced in strength
Example in sentence:
  • the faded tones of an old recording